7/10/14: Today’s Tips: Thursday

MUSIC: Lord Huron @ Jennings Landing, Albany. The captivating Los Angeles-based indie-folk-rockers make their Nippertown debut at Alive at Five to help WEXT-FM celebrate their seventh birthday. With MaryLeigh Roohan. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty Septet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Bill Cunliffe, David Weiss, Dennis Mackrel, Adam Moezinia, Jimmy Greene, Mike Rodriguez and James Burton III. 8pm. $8; $5 seniors; FREE students and children. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Ten27 @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The Jazz on Jay concert series continues with the trio led by the marvelous cellist-bassist Monica Wilson-Roach. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Maxwell Hughes @ the Cantina, Saratoga Springs. The Grammy-nominated recording artist and former member of the Lumineers makes his Spa City debut. 8pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: Dru Hill @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. The ’90s R&B group is still kickin’ those silky smooth harmonies. 9pm. $20.

FILM: “A Hard Day’s Night” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Yes, Beatlemania 2K is sweeping Nippertown with recent performances by Paul, Ringo & John’s son. Now watch the original Fab Four in all its black & white glory. One screening only. 7pm.

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READING: Louise Gluck @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditoium, Saratoga Springs. The NYS Summer Writers Institute’s reading series continues… With Caryl Phillips. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. Led by the dueling guitars of Mark Emanatian and Jeremy Walz. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Got the blues? With Leah Woods & Nike Vendela. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts. Middle Grove, the Hapless Romantic and the Brother Ghost perform. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Hands On a Hard Body” @ Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater, Albany. Park Playhouse takes a chance with a new musical theater work with music by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Directed by Michael LoPorto. 8pm. FREE, $14, $16 & $22; $1 discount for youths & seniors. Through July 26.

MUSIC: DrFameus @ Red Square, Albany. The electronic music project created by the versatile drummer Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits. 9pm.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s a Thursday doubleheader. With Circus Polka (Stravinsky/Robbins), Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Gounod/Balanchine), Who Cares? (Gershwin/Balanchine) and new Justin Peck/Sufjan Stevens piece, Everywhere You Go at 2pm. Then it’s Vespro (Moretti/Bigonzetti), This Bitter Earth (Washington & Richter/Wheeldon), Todo Buenos Aires (Piazzolla/Martins), La Stravaganza (Vivaldi, Ficarra, Normandeau, Morand, Parmerud/Preljocaj) at 8pm.

THEATER: “A Little Night Music” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and award-winning musicals offers an amusing and farcical tale of unexpected liaisons, relentless desire and ill-fated heartbreak in the life of acclaimed actress, Desiree Armfeldt, played by renowned actress, vocalist and Berkshire native, Maureen O’Flynn. 2 & 8pm. $25, $45 & $65.

MUSIC: Alpenglow @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. Great name, eh? Great music, too, from the BR549 bandleader. With the Sixty One Ramblers. 7pm. $15.

THEATER: “Kiss Me, Kate” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Joe Calarco directs the classic Shakespeare meets Cole Porter romp. 8pm. Through July 12.

MUSIC: Lee Shaw @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. Nippertown’s queen of piano jazz. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Hilltown Ramblers @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Swing Docs @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 8pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.

MUSIC: The Long Bow Trio @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With the Gypsy Scholars. 9pm.

MUSIC: After Midnight with Courtney Shayne @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose. Patsy Cline tribute band. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Georgie Wonders Orchestra @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville. Big band music. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC: Matty Finn @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Scotia Glenville Community Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

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